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Unhappy [Q] Broke the screen on HTC One X Telus > repair options ?

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Unfortunately I broke the Gorilla glass screen digitizer on my One X. I had it my back pocket and I sat on chair and I heard a cracking noise. It is a thin hairline crack, but it goes from one side to the other; the LCD is fine though. I am fairly good with fixing things and with a good guide I'll attempt to fix it myself.

The question I have is: should I change just the glass digitizer or should I change the screen too? From what I've seen on Youtube the digitizer is glued pretty good to the LCD and it is difficult to remove. I would attempt to remove just the digitizer but I am afraid not to scratch or damage the LCD in the process. Some people were recommending changing the digitizer and display in one piece. Price wise I am looking at around $20 for the digitizer alone or $80 for digitizer + LCD so I could definitely save on changing just the digitizer.

Has anyone tried change to change any of them and could you please share any feedback I could use ?

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There have been a few threads about this. The consensus has been that only HTC can ever get the phone back to a presentable condition after trying to reinstall the glass. And I believe their cost is in the $200-$300 range. I don't think I have seen a single report of a DIY replacement that worked out well. And several "professional" fixes that looked terrible. If you want the glass seated back flush with the phone and the capacitive buttons lined up right I think your only option is HTC, and its not cheap.

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And, <sigh> this does belong in the Q&A section, as so eloquently stated above. That's where you will probably find the other threads about screen replacements.

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Ops, you're right. Could a MOD please move it to the Questions and Answers section?

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There have been a few threads about this. The consensus has been that only HTC can ever get the phone back to a presentable condition after trying to reinstall the glass. And I believe their cost is in the $200-$300 range. I don't think I have seen a single report of a DIY replacement that worked out well. And several "professional" fixes that looked terrible. If you want the glass seated back flush with the phone and the capacitive buttons lined up right I think your only option is HTC, and its not cheap.
OK, so installing just the glass is difficult and might not look or work as good. But what if I change buy the glass and LCD in one piece and install it in one block (costs around $90 for the part)? Any bad reports for this one? Sending to HTC is out of the question, for $300 I might as well get another phone.

Also is there any difference between the international EndeavorU Tegra 3 and Evita S4 variants when it comes to LCD size compatibility? Most of the vendors on eBay don't specify if it is for the international version or Evita so I am assuming it should be the same thing. But, the Evita is 0.5 mm longer than the International version so there is a possibility the displays are different.
 
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There is a difference in sizes among the various One X models. They are not interchangeable. The AT&T version costs the most, naturally (I want to say $150+). If you have an AT&T version, the international One XL (must be LTE version) screen will fit almost perfect, but the capacitive keys don't line up right. Plus with the exception of the AT&T logo its really hard to tell them all apart.

Basically, if the still screen works, keep using it as is. Otherwise getting a new phone is recommended.

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There is a difference in sizes among the various One X models. They are not interchangeable. The AT&T version costs the most, naturally (I want to say $150+). If you have an AT&T version, the international One XL (must be LTE version) screen will fit almost perfect, but the capacitive keys don't line up right. Plus with the exception of the AT&T logo its really hard to tell them all apart.

Basically, if the still screen works, keep using it as is. Otherwise getting a new phone is recommended.

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I have the version sold in Canada by Telus and Rogers (LTE). Basically it is the AT&T version but with a HTC logo instead of AT&T (and with an unlockable bootloader). I would prefer to get a 100% working screen with a HTC logo, not AT&T. But from you mentioned, my only option would be the LTE International One XL.

What do you mean the capacitive keys don't line up right? Aren't they built inside the whole glass-LCD assembly? If I change the whole thing, do I still need to mess with the capacitive keys ?

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I've only seen people replace the whole front glass assembly, which includes the buttons. The lights are in a different place, so the buttons work, but only halfway light up. I'm not sure on the Canadian version, I have the AT&T version, so that's the one I have watched for. Everything I read about this is on xda somewhere. I just don't know exactly where the threads were. Possibly in the accessories forum too.

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I think it is safer to avoid replacing just the glass, I want to go with glass and LCD one piece swap. If I replace it with this eBay item for example, I should have everything work back to original state including the capacitive buttons assuming that the display is compatible with my HTC ?
 
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At this point you have nothing to lose except 90 bucks... Buy the glass, and replace it. Take your time, and you will also learn something. Whenever people say something is hard, I use it as my drive to prove them wrong. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Tip: reassemble it, then if t dont look right, take it apart again, then reassemble it again, this kind of softens the plastic gasket that holds the screen in place, after a couple attempts it should sit in just like new.

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That's what I meant: glass, digitizer, and LCD in one unit. Its hard to tell if that came out of a LTE version. There are no many One X variants that use the same name. You can try to ask the seller. The only guarantee to get the right part and get them installed correctly is to deal with HTC. Having a screen not seated right, or the buttons not lighting up right would drive me crazy.

Personally, I would just get a new phone, depending on the crack.

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